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Governors Declare States Of Emergency Ahead Of Blizzard

A massive blizzard bearing down on the East Coast is causing governors to declare states of emergency in the region.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said today that state highways may close at 10 p.m. Eastern time tonight.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is urging residents to stay off the roads.  Meanwhile, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is banning road travel after midnight tonight.  The storm is expected to drop more than two feet of snow on the region.

Drone Raising Questions About White House Security

The discovery of a remote-controlled drone on the White House grounds is raising security questions about the devices.  The Secret Service is investigating after the drone was discovered in the pre-dawn hours. About two-feet in diameter, it’s identified as a “quad-copter” drone with four propellers.  At a news briefing in New Delhi, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the drone did not pose any sort of threat.

Sixth Body Found At Charred Annapolis Mansion

Fire Department officials in Maryland say they’ve found the remains of the final missing person on the property of a burned out Annapolis mansion.  It’s been one week since the blaze destroyed the 16-thousand-square-foot home.  The bodies are believed to belong to the mansion’s owners, Don and Sandra Pyle, and their grandchildren.

Former Virginia Governor Stays Out Of Prison For Now

A federal appeals court has approved former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s request to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions. A jury last year found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of taking gifts and loans from a vitamin executive in exchange for promoting his products. McDonnell was scheduled to begin his two-year prison term Feb. 9.


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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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